Two-time defending national champion C.W. Post is the top squad in the 2011 Lacrosse Magazine Division II men's preseason poll. The Pioneers, who finished last year 16-1, earned a title victory against LeMoyne in the 2010 championship, were also picked first in Face-Off Magazine’s recently released preseason poll.

Midfielder Mike Messina returns for C.W. Post after scoring 18 goals and earning nine assists in 2010. He will be joined up front by Nick Coric, Eddie Plompen and Keith Rodriguez, who help form the Pioneers' formidable junior class.

Harmatuk, a two-time All-American, is the reigning USILA Attackman of the Year. Harmatuk finished with 77 points on 33 goals and 11 assists last year.

LeMoyne garnered the second spot followed by (3) Mercyhurst, (4) Limestone and (5) Merrimack. East Coast Conference opponents, Dowling and NYIT, were sixth and seventh, respectively. Adelphi, Bentley and Queens (N.C.) rounded out the poll.

LeMoyne’s Jack Harmatuk was selected Preseason Player of the Year.

Rank School   Rank School
1 C.W. Post   6 Dowling
2 LeMoyne   7 NYIT
3 Mercyhurst   8 Adelphi
4 Limestone   9 Bentley
5 Merrimack   10 Queens (N.C.)

Source: Lacrosse Magazine